John Frieda Giveaway with Cohorted Ltd.

Monday, 31 March 2014
Hello everyone! Today I've got an awesome giveaway in association with Cohorted. Together we're going to be giving away some John Frieda hair care products(which are cruelty free!).

Cohorted are a new up and coming business. It's one of those websites where they sell a beauty product and if more people buy it then the price goes down. Kind of like that Buypowa thing, but better because Buyapowa got caught out for selling fake make up. At the moment they've got a few great bargains like the Urban Decay Naked 3 palette which could get up to 50% off! They also have a loyalty scheme where you get points every time you buy which you can build up plus free delivery on your first order.

We're giving away one bottle of the John Frieda Frizz-ease Extra Strength Hair Serum and 3 pots of the Miraculous Recovery Pot Strengthening Creme Masque. I've heard great things about these products and I'm a big fan of the 3 day straight!


This is a UK only giveaway which will run for exactly 1 week from today, best of luck! To enter please fill out the Rafflecopter options below!


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One Year Samiversary

Exactly a year ago today I came home from work to find a large, excitable chocolate Labrador in my kitchen. Fast forward a year and I cannot manage my life without my little furry companion. I don't think you really realise just how quickly a dog becomes a part of the family until you get one. So happy one year anniversary Batdog, here's to many more happy years.














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Edinburgh Science Festival Event

Saturday, 29 March 2014
 Hello everyone! As a few of you may have seen on Instagram this week I readed along to the Edinburgh Science Festival's bloggers event. I'm a huge chemistry geek so when I heard about this event I was really excited! I met up with a few bloggers for dinner at Clerk's Bar(so, so good) before heading along.

We arrived a bit late and sneaked into Barney's beer where some of the festival's beer was being sampled. I'm not a big fan of beer at all so I politely declined but everyone else seemed quite fond of it! From there we moved into Summerhall for the first 'experiment'. We were to extract DNA from stawberries and make a daiquiri. Extracting DNA from kiwi's is actually an experiment from the higher human biology course that I missed back in the day because I was on holiday! I really regretted missing out on that so it was awesome to get the opportunity to do it! To do so we squished up some strawberries in a ziplock bag and then added pineapple juice. We then poured this into a little shot glass filled with ice cold rum. The combination of the cold and the alcohol solidifies the DNA and you can see it floating around in the drink. Everyone seemed to think that the shot tasted of potatoes which was a bit weird! This was really cool. Unfortunately I wasn't able to get any good photos of this, they all came out blurry!


Now onto my favourite part. Liquid nitrogen sorbet. I've made liquid nitrogen ice cream twice before and it is so, so good! It makes the smoothest sorbet I've ever had. The flavours I tried were apple juice and raspberry, prosecco and strawberry and beer and orange. Most of us weren't found of the beer and orange flavour but the other two were delicious. They should make it in batch and sell it, I'd buy some! After that we just had a little buffet and sat around chatting for a while. I had to leave to get the train home quite early but it was a great night and a big thank you to everyone who organised the event!


 Since attending the event I've booked tickets to see Peter Higgs talk at A Conversation With Peter Higgs: Close Up. As in Peter Higgs of the Higgs Boson particle. As in the 2014 winner of the physics Noble Prize. I AM FANGIRLING SO HARD RIGHT NOW. It's going to be epic! I also really fancied the Lady Scientists Snitch n Bitch but it runs too late for me to be able to get a train home from so I can't go, which sucks! For a full list of all of the events on click here, I'd really recommend trying to get to at least one thing!

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Crochet Away

Friday, 28 March 2014
Hello everyone. I hope you've had a good week! Lately I've gotten really into crocheting. Like really, really into crocheting. I've started selling things to friends and family and it's so nice to be able to make things for people that they really like. I thought I'd do a little post showing you a few of the things that I've made over the last few weeks.



This granny square blanket is probably the best thing I've ever made. It measures 42x42" which is a little bit bigger than half of a single bed. It's the perfect size for snuggling up with and is actually a present for a friend's granny. A granny square blanket for a granny, how appropriate!


I made this hat for a friend but I think I need to make myself one as well because I love the bright red. Pom poms are also so much fun to make!



I really wanted to buy those strawberry buttons but I didn't really have anything to make with them. But then I decided to buy them and make this little phone cosy for myself. I think it looks really cute but I wish I had some yellow wool to add some 'seeds'.


This is an ear warmer that I just made for fun. My mum bought me this sparkle-y wool which I'm not overly keen on but it looks a lot better when it's all stitched up than in the ball.


And finally there's this little hat that I made for a little girl. It doesn't photograph too well because obviously I can't put it on and photograph it but I don't want to post photos of other people's kids either!

So what do you think? If you're a crocheter then link me to a few of your favourite patterns!

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Review: Lush Bunny Bubble Bar

Wednesday, 26 March 2014
Hello everyone. Unless you've been living under a rock then you probably know that Lush have released a new Easter collection. Now I love a new Lush collection, any excuse to spend some money ae? One thing that I couldn't leave behind was this adorable Bunny bubble bar.

The bubble bar is made of a white shell which contains a pink surprise centre(spoiler alert). There are also lots of little blue cornflowers in it that float about your bath afterwards. It turns your water a pale pink and gives a nice bath with lots of bubbles. But this is too similar to Creamy Candy, a permanent line bubble bar with the exact same scent. I always turn to Lush for new and innovative products so I guess I'm just a little bit disappointed that they've just remodelled an old product and branded it as new. I don't think I realised just how similar they were when I bought it an to be honest I think if I'd known I would have given it a miss.


This bubble bar retails for £3.25 which is an ok price but when you consider that the creamy candy bubble bar is only £2.50 it suddenly doesn't seem worth it any more. Don't get me wrong. It's a lovely bubble bar but if I were you I'd save the 75p and buy yourself a creamy candy and then a bar of chocolate to eat in the bath! I have tried out a few more things that I liked a lot more so keep an eye out for those reviews!

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My Top 5 Female Protagonists

Monday, 24 March 2014
 Hello everyone! I recently wrote a blog post called My Top 5 Male Protagonists and as promised, here is the female version. To be honest I had real difficulty picking out books for this one. I've realised that most of the female narrated books I read are romance novels, not exactly empowering or inspiring. When picking my favourite males I had so much to choose from but for this I was seriously lacking some bad ass females. I didn't even realise! From now on I'm going to make to concious effort to read more books narrated by females that aren't romance novels. If anyone has any recommendations then please let me know.  


Min from Why We Broke Up by Daniel Handler & Maira Kalman
I love Min's narrative. She's recently broken up with her boyfriend(I'd tell you some more about why he's an ass but that would be a spoiler) and is returning all of his things. She's writing letters to accompany each item. I really like her 'bolshie' attitude and general 'bad assness'. I think that Min made a lot of mistakes but at the same time she came to her senses and wasn't afraid to stand up for herself when she needed to. I'd like a sequel to this because I think she'll go far in life and I want to know what she does after high school. Also I recently found out that Daniel Handler is actually Lemony Snicket and I loved the Series of Unfortunate Events books. Damn, why didn't I include Violet?

Bridget from Bridget Jones's Diary by Helen Fielding
Who doesn't love Bridget Jones. I feel like she represents just a teeny little bit of all of us. If she had a catch phrase it would be 'you were all thinking it, I just said it'. Bridget is just brutally honest in the best way. Her character is very open about everything and it's just so refreshing in a world where everyone is pretending to be calm and collected.

Carey from If You Find Me by Emily Murdoch
Carey is a 15 year old girl who has been kept in a trailer in the woods with her younger sister for nearly all of her life. In this book they finally escape and are starting to be integrated back into regular life. I love Carey's unrelenting love for her sister. It is really sweet how much she is willing to do to help her. The girls don't even know what a pencil is and it's so interesting seeing our world from the eyes of someone who doesn't understand it. Carey is a very beautiful and troubled character and it's hard not to fall in love with her.

Scout from To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Who doesn't love To Kill A Mockingbird. If you've not heard of it it's about racism in southern USA. I love Scout's narrative because she's so young, naive and blissfully unaware of what's going on in the world. Her innocence really stands out. It's funny that she seems to be a lot nicer and more respectful than half of the adults in this novel. Also I would love to have Atticus Finch as a father so when I read her descriptions of him I just pretend.

Cinder from Cinder by Marissa Meyer
Cinder is a female mechanic. This has me liking her already because I have big respect for women that work in male dominated industries. Plus she's a cyborg. How cool is that. She takes the classic Cinderella and turns it upside down. She's a a strong independent women who fights for what she believes in. I love reading her narrative throughout the book, it's great.


Next I'm going to be doing my top 5 series and stand alone novels but if anyone has any recommendations or suggestions then please let me know in the comments.

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OOTD Bloopers: Batdog Attack

Wednesday, 19 March 2014
I think when it comes to blogging we are all often a little too serious sometimes. When we're going through everything with a fine tooth comb and deliberately picking what we're going to share and not share we'll almost always pick what shows us in the best light as possible. So I thought I'd do a little, not so serious blog post about when it all went wrong. I think the thing I struggle with the most is outfit photos. So here are some photos from when my dog decided he wanted the limelight. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do!







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My Top 5 Male Protagonists

Tuesday, 18 March 2014
Hello everyone! Today I've got another 'top 5' post in my book series. Today I'm going to be talking about my top 5 male protagonists(ie, lead characters). Now that I think about it most of the books that I read are about male characters or are narrated by males so I actually had to think long and hard about this one. And obviously the female counterpart will be coming soon!


Holden Caulfield from The Catcher In The Rye by J. D. Salinger
I know a lot of people love Holden and a lot of people also hate him. He's an arsehole, but he's the first person to admit that which is a good quality to have. I think you really get to see Holden grow and develope over the course of the book which I think is why I like him so much. I've read this book so many times and my opinion of him changes every time, that's why he's so real to me.

Colin Singleton from And Abundance Of Katherines by John Green
Colin's a child genius and his way of narrating is just impossible to dislike. I'm not going to say I'm a genius, but I'm a pretty smart kid and I understand how he feels about being excluded/disliked for it. I also loved reading all his little maths ramblings. I think he changes a lot for the better which is nice to see.

Pi from Life of Pi by Yann Martel
If you've ever read the book or even just seen the film then you'll know that it's just impossible not to be in awe of Pi. His story is absolutely amazing and you really have to admire how strong he must be not only physically but mentally. I know it's a pretty unrealistic story but I love it, and Pi, none the less.

Charlie from The Perks Of Being A Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
The Perks Of Being A Wallflower is my favourite book, ever, so I couldn't not include Charlie in this post. Charlie is a teenage boy starting high school and writing anonymous letters to a stranger about his life. In this kind of diary like setting you really get to see the real Charlie, he is brutally honest about himself and his family and friends. I feel sad when he is sad and happy when he is happy and for me that's a great trait for a main character.

Christopher from The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night Time by Mark Haddon
Christopher is a young autistic kid who is trying to solve the mystery of who murdered his neighbours dog. I really empathise with him, he seems like such a nice sweet kid. My school has an autistic unit so autism is something I'm kind of familiar with but it's also interesting to see it from their perspective. Christopher gets hit with a lot of hard hitting information in this and I think he handles it pretty well.


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Week In Photos #62

Sunday, 9 March 2014

Baby blanket / New necklace / Speccy Selfie 
Blog demographics / My friend's 18th / Crocheted scarf
New earrings / Breakfast / International Women's Day

Eugh. It's been a long, long week. On Friday night and Saturday night I had two parties in a row and I think it just completely exhausted me. I then was sick(not in anyway alcohol related) and then my sister passed me a viral throat infection. So I've pretty much spent the whole week in my bed feeling sorry for myself. Apart from when I had to go in to do my maths prelim. Who schedules a 3 hours maths exam, after school, on a Friday? WHHHHHHHHHHHY? 

In the end the maths exam wasn't actually too bad but I'm a little bit worried about how quickly I finished it. I've also had the weekend off work for the first time since October so it's been nice just chilling and not having to really worry about anything. Here's hoping next week is a better one!

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Reasons Why I'm a Feminist

Saturday, 8 March 2014
Hello everyone. As I'm sure most of you already know, today is International Women's Day. To celeberate I thought I'd write a blog post about why I consider myself to be a feminist. I don't think there's actually ever been a time where I've not considered myself to be a feminist. I think that when I was younger and discovered feminism as I was growing up I just automatically went 'yeah, that's me' and got on with it. In the last few years I've noticed a big difference with regards to feminism. Before feminism used to be a bit of a 'dirty' word and I think a lot of people were afraid to reach out and embrace it. Now, I see a lot more women, and men, declaring that they're a feminist. Which is great because feminism is awesome. You should never be afraid to consider yourself as someone who believes in equality because that is a beautiful, beautiful thing.

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I'm the only girl in my physics class. And whilst my physics class is great because all of us have similar interests and get on well, I do wish that more girls had taken physics. I can't help but feel that it's because there is that ingrained belief that physics is a 'boy science'.

There are also more males than females in my all of my other classes. Women are extremely under-represented in STEM subjects and it's hard to ignore that when you can see it in reality.

I like to pay for myself when I go on dates and I don't appreciate sarky comments from waitors/waitresses. Are we really still stuck in a world where a woman, who works and earns her own money, cannot buy herself dinner or a cinema ticket every now and again? Or that a man who loves and respects his girlfriend is looked down upon for allowing his girlfriend to buy her own things? Really? Sure me and Stuart will go for dinner and occasionally he will pay for it but in the same way that I also will occasionally pay for it. And don't try and tell me that men won't let you pay because they're 'raised right' because there are so many things wrong with that that I don't know where to start.

I'm sick of shit like this:

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Because a woman can do whatever she wants with her boobs, because they're her boobs. Funny that.

I'm 17 and two weeks ago a man old enough to be my grandfather slapped my ass at work, twice. And when my boss pulled him up about it he insisted that he didn't mean it in a 'pervy way'. 

I'm pro choice. Whilst I'm lucky enough to live in a country where abortion isn't considered to be a total atrocity, in many countries it is still illegal for a woman to exercise her right to choose. And I will not stop fighting for those women.

I like to wear make up, bake and crochet. This does not make me any less of a feminist. Feminism lets me do whatever I want, whether that involves fitting gender stereotypes or not.

I don't want to take someone else's last name if I marry them. To me it symbolises being owned by your husband, as if you're their property. I am nobody's 'property'. That beings said, I do respect women who choose to. Because I'm in favour of women having a choice.

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I don't shave my legs. There's a wild and radical notion right there. Does my boyfriend care? I don't know. Because he doesn't get to decide what I do with my body, just like I don't get to decide what he does with his.

I also don't want to have children. Yes I'm young and I may change my mind about this. But at the moment I do not imagine a future for myself that involved children. I would like that to be respected.

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So happy International Women's Day everyone, make it a good one!

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What's In My Bag? Spring Edition

Wednesday, 5 March 2014
Hello everyone! It's been a good couple of weeks since I last wrote a what's in my bag post so I thought it was about time I done an updated version. My new bag is considerably smaller than my last one so I've had to 'condense' what I carry out with me, which was actually quite the challenge.


My new bag is this one from ASOS. It was £30(or £27 with student discount) and I have to say I'm not overly impressed with the quality of the bag. On one of the pockets inside the stiching has come loose and the outside of the bag scratches really easily. I've only had it a month and managed to get a big scratch down the front of it! I still really love the look of the bag and I get a lot of compliments but I would be wary about buying another bag from ASOS. It's also available in black, white and baby blue. I think the white would have been a better decisions as the scratches wouldn't show up as much.


I'm not one of those people that's overly attached to their technology but I do like to have my phone on me at all times. I very rarely use/check it when I'm out and about unless I'm walking in which case I'll probably be listening to music. I'm really loving Paloma Faith's new single, Can't Rely On You which is perfect for walking around pretending that I'm sassy.

I also like to have some lip products with me. I really love the Nivea Raspberry Rose Lip Butter because it smells absolutely delicious, like Fruitella. I also normally have some lipstick on me. At the moment it's Mac's Russian Red. I know it's not cruelty free but I bought it before I stopped buying make up that's tested on animals so I'm still going to use it until it's finished. This is probably my favourite lipstick ever so if anyone knows of any dupes then let me know.

I always seem to have a few bobbles and kirby grips floating around in the bottom of my bag as well. I'm not exactly the best at styling my hair but I can fix up a half decent ponytail/bun if need be.

My new love, my purse. It's from Accessorize and you can see a full post about it here. I absolutely love the colour of it and it's perfect for spring. It's big enough that it can fit everything I need and it's quite slim so fits into my bag really well.

Another no brainer is my keys. Stuart's mum bought me the little Converse key ring when they were on holiday. The Juwel key ring was on the key I was given for the shop I work in so I just keep it on there. If I took it off I'd probably lose it and then finding it when I have to hand the key back in would be too much effort. I also have the key rings for my library card and my The Works loyalty card.

I also have a pocket mirror from Sighh Designs. I use this for fixing my hair and make up and it's just the cutest little thing ever. I love the design and 'lipstick on teeth syndrome' is totally me.


I'll more than likely be carrying a book with me. At the moment I'm reading Unwholly by Neal Shusterman. I'm not actually enjoying it very much, especially not as much as I liked the first in the series. I find carrying a book with me means I find more opportunities to read through out the day. The odd 10 pages here and there really do add up.

I also carry a bottle of water with me at all times. I started doing this about a year ago to motivate myself to drink more water. Now if I forget my bottle of water I find myself getting headaches because I'm not drinking as much. I just use the one bottle and keep refilling it until I feel the water starts tasting plasticy. I really want to invest in a nice reusable water bottle but I'm not sure which one to go for.

What do you carry with you in your bag?

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My Top 5 Young Adult Novels

Monday, 3 March 2014
Hello everyone. I've got another post to add to my 'top 5 .... ' series that's focusing on books. Thank you so much for all your lovely comments on the last one. Today I'm going to be talking about my favourite young adult fiction novels. I read a lot of young adult novels and being 17 I'm pretty much their target market. Sometimes I feel a bit embarrassed about reading YA as I think a lot of people look down on it. So maybe if you aren't keen on YA books then you could try one of these and it could change your mind? Or if you're just a fan of young adult novels and are looking for more recommendations... then you're in the right place! 


Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher - Clay receives a package in the mail and then discovers it's a package from a girl from school. But this girl killed herself a few weeks ago. It contains 13 tapes explaining the 13 reasons why she killed herself. It sounds a bit morbid but it's actually a really beautiful book that'll make you appreciate life. I think it's also a really good book to be aimed at teenagers because it shows just how much rumours and bullying can get to someone. And now I want to reread this.

Paper Towns by John Green - Everyone knows John Green because of the infamous The Fault In Our Stars. But my favourite John Green novel is Paper Towns. Quentin's childhood best friend shows up at his how one night and manages to talk him into sneaking out and going on a midnight tour of the city with her pulling pranks on all the people that have hurt her. And then the next morning she just completely disappears. Then the rest of the book is made up of him trying to him her. I just couldn't put it down which is why it's my favourite. I also saw a little bit of myself in a few of the characters which is why I think it stood out to me more than his other books. Plus mine is signed.

Legend by Marie Lu - I only read this for the first time in January but I've already decided that it's my favourite dystopian series. Yes, I like this more than The Hunger Games and Divergent. You get two narratives, one from June the city's 'prodigy' and one from Day the city's most wanted criminal. What I liked about this is that it's so believable. You don't have all these sections being controlled with all these weird rules. It's just the rich controlling the poor. It's the only one where I can actually see the world becoming like this. And the other books in the series are amazing as well, so when you're done you get to enjoy two more awesome books.

The Knife Of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness - Todd lives on another planet that settlers from earth landed on. When they arrived they realised that there was another life form living on the planet. War ensued. The 'spackle' released a virus that killed all of the woman and left all of the men able to hear each other's thoughts and the thoughts of all of the animals and plants. One day when walking his dog Manchee(you should read this book just for Manchee) he discovers a patch of silence, something that's completely unheard of. This book then goes onto an amazing series. There are so many topics that this book covers: war, sexism, cruelty etc etc. For a young adult series it actually talks about a lot of hard hitting things. Great, great  series. Patrick Ness is a fantastic writer.

Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell - This book is set in the 80s and it's a love story between two teenagers. Eleanor is having a really rough time at school and her home life is even worse. Park is one of the 'cool' kids. They're not exactly the most predictable couple but one of the cutest. They start to bond on the bus over a love of comics and music. Be prepared, it's a gushy one. But with a bit of a sad ending. It's realistic I guess.


What are your favourite young adult novels?

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February Reading Wrap Up

Saturday, 1 March 2014
Hello everyone. I wasn't expecting to have a great reading month because I had a lot of exams and deadlines. However, I still managed to read 6 books and 3 novellas so I'm very happy with that. I'm not too sure on how I want to count the novellas on my GoodReads 2013 reading challenge. GoodReads counts them as individual books but at only 60ish pages each I think that's kind of cheating a bit! How would you class them? I think I'm going to regard them all as one book collectively as I would count a book that's around 180 pages  as a book. I don't know why this is stressing me out so much. I mean it's not exactly relevant is it?! Anyway. Still a good month in terms of reading! It turns out that March is busier than I expected February to be so that might be the bigger hurdle. I'm still 4 books ahead on the challenge so I've got some wiggle room.



Champion by Marie Lu -  I was actually really pleasantly surprised by this. Normally with trilogies I love books 1 and 2 but then the final book just completely lets me down(I'm looking at you Hunger Games) but I was actually quite happy with how the series turned out! My first series on 2014 is complete! I really liked how you got to see some more of the 'outside' world in this section and I also liked how a few of the characters developed. I would recommend. I gave it 4/5 stars because I liked it but not as much as I did Legend or Prodigy. I still think that this could have been two larger books instead of 3 small ones. People need to stop jumping on the trilogy bandwagon!


Girl Of Nightmares - Eugh. This book. I loved Anna Dressed In Blood and this was a horrible, horrible sequel. I think a lot of my issues with this are because some of it is set in Scotland. Being Scottish, I was able to notice a few things that just weren't right about it. Like why is the super secret ghost hunting clan's name in Gaelic but nothing is else is even written in Scottish slang. And how did Cas's very American father get involved with them in the first place. And the plot line just got weird, and confusing and I stopped caring. Cas also turned into a whiney pain in the butt. 2/5 stars, very disappointing.


More Than This by Patrick Ness - I was really looking forward to reading this! Patrick Ness wrote The Chaos Walking trilogy which is one of my favourite series ever. Thankfully this did not disappoint. It's about a boy who dies and then wakes up in his old house in what he thinks is a world where he is the only person left alive. Holy shit Patrick Ness knows how to create tension. I ended up staying awake until 1am because I was so scared and needed to carry on reading so that I knew it worked out ok in the end. I wish there was more to it(haha) because I think the ending was quite abrupt. Sequel please! 5/5 stars.


Cress by Marissa Meyer - I read the first two books in The Lunar Chronicles last summer and had Cress preordered for it's release date. I was very excited for it. I really enjoyed it as I was reading it but now that I look back on it not a lot happened. It seems like the characters did loads over this book(it's huge) but really they've kind of finished where they started. I'm still looking forward to reading the 4th and final book, Winter, which is due to be released in February 2015. At the time I gave this 4/5 stars but looking back on it that might have been a bit generous.


Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins - In honour of Valentine's day I thought I'd treat myself to an extra cheesey romance novel. This was pretty cheesey but I absolutely loved it! Anna moves to a boarding school in Paris, romance ensues. Very predictable. Still, it was so cute and I couldn't stop grinning like an absolute weirdo. When I mentioned it in my last book haul people starting freaking out about it in the comments so at lease I know I'm not the only one who loves this uncontrollably. 5/5 stars. Can't wait to read the next one.


Escape From Camp 14 by Blaine Harden - This novel is the life story of the only man ever known to have escaped from Camp 14, one of North Korea's worst camps for political prisoners. This was a pretty hard hitting book as I'm sure you can understand. I've read a few books on North Korea but this was one of the most hard hitting. I think the best thing about this is that Shin isn't exactly the most likable guy, he told on his mother and brother for planning an escape which in turn got them executed. And he wasn't having some philosophical revelation when he escaped, he was just hungry and wanted some food. It's insane to see how indoctrinated they all are. Shin was born in the camp so he grew up thinking it was normal.  A really interesting and harrowing book. 5/5 stars.


And finally just before Valentine's day I won ebook editions of 3 novellas from Hot Key Books in a Twitter giveaway! My Bad Valentine by Ali Cronin was my favourite out of the 3. It's an epistolary novel which are always my favourites and the plot twist was amazing. I did quite like In Too Deep by Bea Longworth but when it came to the ending it all kinda fizzled down. It wasn't predictable but it was still something that had been a bit overdone. It is kind of hard to get a feel for an author's writing on a book that's only 60 pages long. I would check out their other works. Baby, One More Time by Esme Taylor was a good story but the characters were very nasty people, I guess they deserve each other. And also there was a lot of sex in these novellas! Which I quite liked -ahem-. I'm just sick of books that insinuate that characters are having sex but still sort of dance around it. If you're going to do it, do it  right! ANyway, not for younger readers.

What books did you read this month? Have you read any of these books?

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